Daly City hosts free legal clinic for immigrants

DALY CITY, CA — Numerous people pack the city hall of Daly City for a whole day of learning about workers rights and getting free legal help from attorneys.

“Workers rights protection applies to everyone regardless of their immigration status,” said Jorgio Castro.

These attorneys of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California tell these workers that they should be getting at least $11 per hour — and that if they believe they are being mistreated by their employer, they should visit the local office of the California Labor Commissioner or go to the Federal Department of Labor.

Migrante – Northern California hosted this clinic as a response to what they are calling  President Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants.

Recently, the Trump administration announced efforts to change the public charge policy — which would make it harder for legal immigrants to obtain green cards if they received certain kinds of public assistance such as medicaid, food stamps, and housing subsidies.

The proposed law is currently open to public comment.

Worker advocates remind undocumented workers that they do not have to cooperate with ICE, unless they have a warrant.

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